Reporting forestry pests and diseases
All Queenslanders have a 'general biosecurity obligation' under Queensland's Biosecurity Act 2014.
This means that individuals and organisations whose activities pose a biosecurity risk must:
- take all reasonable and practical steps to prevent or minimise each biosecurity risk
- minimise the likelihood of causing a 'biosecurity event', and limit the consequences if such an event is caused
- prevent or minimise the harmful effects a risk could have, and not do anything that might make any harmful effects worse.
If you find an unusual pest or disease contact:
- Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23
- your local government authority.
To report any suspected exotic plant pests and diseases, contact either:
- Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881
- Plant Health Australia.
Quarantine restrictions govern the movement of plants, soil and farm machinery to prevent diseases spreading from affected areas to unaffected areas.
Learn more about restrictions on moving plants, plant products and related items, including biosecurity zones and maps.
- Last reviewed: 10 Dec 2019
- Last updated: 9 Apr 2020
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